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simple story. john roberts is someone who prepares fastidiously for everything in his life and he prepared for this as well. he prepared a card. he -- which i think we have behind -- we have a copy of it, 'cause it's in my book. and in that card, he parsed out precisely how the words would be broken -- would be broken up. do we have the card there? let's see. that is the redo, that photograph there at the white house the next day. anyway, he divided up the words and put it on this card. this card was then e-mailed to a secretary on the congressional committee that was supervising the inauguration. that secretary never forwarded the card to the obama transition office, so, obama didn't know how roberts was gonna divide up the words. what happened was if you listen very carefully is that obama interrupted roberts, after he said his name. "i, barack obama -- i barack hussein obama" -- roberts expected him to say do solemnly swear in that first line. that's what confused the two of them. and then that next line, "will faithfully execute the office of the united states" that's what was
friends and members of the president's extended family, as well as chief justice john roberts. at 11:55 in the morning president obama will enter the room along with first lady and their daughters, sasha and milia. the first lady's father gave that bible to his own mother in 1958 and the first lady's grandmother used it for many years and it's now been handed down to the next generation. so, it's very sentimental in their family. now, the chief justice will administer the 35-word oath. that's spelled out in article 2, section 1 of the constitution, as you know. >> hope he does a better job this time. >> oh, that man is never going to live it down. >> that was a mess up that will go down in history and the oath has to be taken before noon. as it's spelled out in the constitution, as well. now, you referred to the mess up last time. john roberts, the chief justice, made that mistake at the first inaugural. so, this, he had to do a redo. that redo last time was in the map room of the white house, not the blue room. this is the third time president obama will have taken the oath. the onl
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john roberts. >> i do solemnly swear. >> for president obama both a solemn constitutional event in the blue room and a dad sharing an emotional moment with his girls. >> i did it! >> a sigh of relief, 75 days after a tough re-election victory over republican mitt romney but right back to work for a president getting regular updates on the terror attack in algeria a reminder of the grave threat from al qaeda, one of many looming second-term challenges hanging over the swearing in where the aides say the address will bring the nation together. >> people here in washington need to seek common ground he will make that point. >> there are other signs suggesting the opposite such as defiant tone at the news conference last week and a new group made up of fore campaign aides now planning to pressure congress. >> i was surprised this week to see him transition the campaign committee into an ongoing campaign-style effort to have an impact on the washington debate because it doesn't seem the lesson of the first term that worked out very well. >> those battles begin again on tuesday, for n
justice john roberts will swear in president obama this morning. justice roberts will get in a little practice. history won't repeat itself from the 2009 inauguration flub. suzanne malveaux reminds us how everything went down then and what we can expect now. >> i barack -- >> i will execute the -- faithfully the office of the president of the united states -- >> it was a slip of the tongue, a stumble over words both president obama, a constitutional law professor and chief justice of the supreme court john roberts should have known like the back of their hands. but the mistake made for an awkward moment in the middle of a solemn occasion. the swearing in of the first african-american president in front of a crowd more than a million strong on the national mall. robe robert's flub was significant enough that the oath had to be taken again. the very next day at the white house. >> i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: cnn senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin wrote an entire book about this awkward moment in presidential history titled "the o
noon, president obama was sworn in for a term two by chief justice john roberts. this was the official oath. >> to preserve, protect come and defend the constitution. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> hugs from his family. his daughter joked that he did not mess up. neither did the chief justice who used notes. vice-president biden was sworn in by justice sotomayer. tomorrow's ceremonial swearing- in is at the capitol. pennsylvania avenue is set for the parade, delayed like the ceremony because there never held on sunday. police around the nation will bolster security. the weather is mild and monday. 800,000 people are expected tomorrow. some saw the president today when they attended church. >> he started leaning over to us. we were so excited to see him. >> the commander in chief laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns, a reminder of his burden in our two centuries of democracy. the inauguration is not just for obama. >> whether you agree with him were not -- or not [indiscernible] to be part of it is historic for all those. >> the celebration of america is on. tv might be the b
sotomayor swearing him in and just before noon chief justice john roberts will swear in president obama, a small private ceremony at the white house in advance of tomorrow's public event. about 800,000 expected right there at the national mall tomorrow far fewer than turned out four years ago for the first inaugural for president obama even everything just about set on the capitol where the president will deliver his inaugural address. our powerhouse roundtable standing by on what to expect in that speech and the second term, but first we're happy to welcome david plouffe to "this week." >> thanks for having me. >> lay out the vision the president expects to deliver to the nation tomorrow. >> well, i think he is going to talk about how our founding principles and values can still guide us in today's modern and changing world. we do look at this in the state of the union as a package, so i think in the inaugural he'll allow his vision for a second term. the detailed blueprint and ideas will be in the state of the union so i think you have to view this as a package and say that our politi
will begin. in just a few minutes he'll be sworn in by chief justice john roberts in the blue room of the white house. because this is the date that the constitution sets for presidential terms to begin and this time it's sunday, the celebrations have been put off until tomorrow. that's a tradition that dates back to james monroe in 1821. his second term began on a sunday, but out of respect for the christian sabbath he put off his inauguration. in his case there was no private swearing-in on sunday so for 24 hours the nation was without a duly sworn president. but that won't do in 2013 so mr. obama will be sworn in today and then earlier at the capital. earlier today vice president biden was sworn in by supreme court justice seasonnia sotomayor at his official residence. then he and the president paid tribute to america's fallen heroes placing a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. major garrett who covers the president for us is at the white house this morning. major, what can we expect? >> scott, 35 words. outlined in the constitution, article 2, se
. >> present. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the chief justice of the united states, john g. roberts jr. and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪ >> how are you? good morning. >> ladies and gentlemen, william bailey, john rogers jr., patrick g. ryan, cochairs of the inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect [indiscernible] >> how are you? >> you are my hero. >> thank you. thank you for taking care of those people from indiana. >> great to see you. >> congratulations. >> great to see you. this is my wife. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, former vice president walter -- walter mondale, a dan quayle, al gore, the company the -- accompanied by their wives. ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the color guard, comprised of each of the members of the armed forces as they present our national colors. ♪ ladies and gentlemen, please be seated. >> where do you we go? ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the 39th president of the united states, jimmy carter and mrs. ro
's family bible. chief justice john roberts administered the oath. keith is with us from new york. go ahead please. >> my question was more for the speech writers before. the difference between speaking and speech writing. i do not know who the guests there are now. >> this is more a chance to share your thoughts. do you have a memorable inaugural address that comes to mind? >> jfk's. that is the one that probably most people will remember. my question, i guess, was for the other guests that were previously there. >> thanks for the call. one of our viewers saying, i think incumbents should not have inaugural ceremonies. seven have had second inaugurations. when inaugurations fall on the sunday, their move to the following day. tomorrow is also martin luther king day, a federal holiday. we are told the president will make references to mlk, on caller: i am so proud of the president and i am so excited about what he is about to do for the country. it does bring tears to my eyes to see how the usa is coming together and we have been so together. i am very excited. host: a caller from los angel
and his two daughters. he was sworn in by chief justice john roberts. vice president joe biden was sworn in today. the ceremony was held at the naval on virginia tower. >> the 20th amendment of the constitution requires the inauguration to be held on june the 20th at noon. they will be pucklily sworn in tomorrow with the pomp and circumstance. the district is the place to be. hundreds of thousands of people are descending on dc to witness history and be matter of the celebration. you can feel the excitement. audrey barnes is there live tonight. it's crowded their still tonight? >> reporter: there is a lot of people still out enjoying the night life in d.c., laura. visitors couldn't have had a better day to get out and enjoy the city before they are enjoyed tomorrow by 500 to 700,000 of their closest friends for the official swearing in ceremony at 11:30. people from all over are here in the city. we have talked to many who are stocking up on souvenirs. i talked to families from dallas, texas, akron ohio, new orleans, they said they will have a hard time sleeping tonight in anticipation o
, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecast. we start with chris gordon live on capitol hill. a lot of excitement in the air around d.c. today, chris. >> reporter: good evening. you could see at this hour on the mall people are milling about. it's a beautiful evening and the people are very friendly and excited down here. crowds, traffic growing. tomorrow the focus of the world will be on the u.s. capitol for the inauguration, and today some of the people participating in inaugural activities got a front row view of history. long lines of people waited to get into metropolitan ame, the oldest african methodist episcopal church in washington, d.c., to be with the president and first family. >> i'm very much excited. all the way from africa just to be here and watc
ceremony moments ago at the white house. the oath was administratorred by chief justice john roberts. this is the third time that the president and john roberts have gotten together to do the oath of office. you might recall that four years ago during president obama's inauguration. chief justice flubbed the words of the inauguration so out of an abundance of caution the two men got together to resay it. that was the private ceremony with just the president's family there. there will be a public swearing in tomorrow on the national mall where they are expecting a crowd that will be smaller that they had four years ago where nearly 2 million people showed up. they are expecting maybe 800,000 people to be out here. there will being the traditional parade and two inaugural balls. security is extremely tight with 13,000 military and law enforcement people who will be in the crowd. but it will be scaled back but it will still be majestic with all the pomp we are used to seeing in an inauguration. abc7 news. carolyn. >> thank you very much. our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow
. the oath of office administered by chief justice john roberts in a small ceremony at the white house. our chief white house correspondent ed henry is there live with more. ed, i won't speak for you. i know what it's like to say the wrong words now and then on live television with a live audience. this time, though, the swearing in seemed to be flawless, is that right? >> reporter: that's right, jenna. it went off without a hitch at least this time. you remember a bit of a flub from the chief justice four years ago. he went without note cards, was trying to memorize the oath, slipped up a little bit. this time he had note cards in hand. we should note the pageantry of the moment. it was held in the blue room which is a small room, about 30 by 40 feet in the white house, much smaller than the east room where some of t ceremonial rooms are. we wanted it to be small, intimate, mostly family on hand to watch him sworn in for the second time. very interesting. after he took his hand off the robinson family bible, his wife's family bible, he had a very human moment with his daughters. take a lis
, the president surrounded only by his immediate family, chief justice john roberts, whose wife was there, as well as the press secretary, jay carney. but really a small number of individuals in that room as he was sworn in just a short time ago. inaugural planners are looking outside as we stand just in front of the reviewing stand, the exact place where the president and his family will watch the parade pass tomorrow, saying we could only wish this weather will stick around for the next 24 hours. but of course the real ceremonies take place for most americans that come here, as we have noted before, roughly 600,000 to 800,000 americans expected tomorrow, roughly a third of the nearly 2 million here four years ago. after all the ceremony and the pomp and the pageantry we return to governing. on "meet the press" we heard from david axelrod about some of the challenges the president will face. >> rebuilding the economy in which the american dream, the american compact is fresh where people who work hard feel like they can get ahead. that's not just about dealing with the fiscal crisis. it's about e
justice john roberts will uses a note card to avoid the same oath snafu that happened to him last time. >> 102%. >> i'll bet you. >> i'll bet you. i will bet you a quarter. >> i bet he doesn't. >> this will be the second president in american history who takes the oath of office four times -- >> after fdr. >> this guy had two, the original one and the re-do, first term, today, and tomorrow, four times. >> barnes & noble gets a big scheduling tip of the hat for signing the memoir on the day of the swearing-in. >> is it really out of barnes & noble? >> yes! >> you are the big supreme court -- what if the justices started wearing advertisements on their robes, like nascar drivers -- barnes & noble, lennox china -- >> i like it. >> i will tell you what happened. >> i want to hear! >> i boarded my flight last night to come down here. they hold using, saying they are not ready. we are standing here, ready to get on. it wasn't that they weren't ready. justice sotomayor walks in front of everybody because she's a supreme court justice and they get her on the ?riet as they do with any supreme c
a couple of hours ago. it was a private ceremony at the white house. with chief justice john roberts, have a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice, thank you so much. [ applause ] >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. thank you. i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> the president hugging his wife, the first lady, and his daughters, malia and sasha after taking that oath. he's going to do it again, he'll take the public ceremony oath and give his second inaugural address tomorrow, he's o
, the chief justice of the united states, john roberts, administered the oath of office as president barack obama began his second term. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice, thank you so much. >> perfectly done by the president and the chief justice. i was very impressed. >> i was nervous. >> really? >> what happened four years d i'm kidding. it happened. he said, i did it. >> stop that. this time it was perfect. anderson, could not have been better. >> yeah, certainly was. we'll see it tomorrow as well. the nation's capito
, the honorable john roberts was administered the oath of office. everyone, please stand. >> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear that i will execute the presidency of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [cheers and applause] [fanfare sounds] ♪ [playing "presidential march"] [cannons firing] [cheers and applause] >> it is my great honor to present the 44th president of these united states, barack obama. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of pea
by his immediate family, president obama was sworn in by justice john robert, after famously blubing you the words four years ago this time read from a printed script. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> their faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: presidential oath, punctuated by a playful critique from the obama's youngest daughter. >> i did it. >> reporter: the first lady later tweeting, i'm so proud of him. with the public event tomorrow, why another oath today? the constitution mandate use president's term ends at noon on the 20th day of january and this year, for on the seventh time, that fell on a sunday. >> i, joseph r. biden, jr. -- >> reporter: vice president biden was sworn in separately this morning by justice sonia sotomayor, the first hispanic judge to administer the oath of office. >> the duties of the office which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> reporter: together, the president and vice president also laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier
will see it play out tomorrow just behind me at the capital. quietly today, chief justice john roberts administering the oath of office in a private ceremony. the first lady holding her grandmother's bible. all around washington tonight, there's a growing buzz in the air as they get ready. the u.s. marine band rehearsing on the capital steps a short time ago and where the president will deliver his inaugural address tomorrow. authorities are expecting 800,000 people to gather here, a massive number for a prt ushering in a second term. we begin with the quiet ceremony at the white house and her chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> it was short and sweet. just 42 words. >> so help me god. >> reporter: with that, the seconds term begins. last time around chief justice ron erts flubbed the words. this time he took notes. tomorrow, president obama will tie a record, tarking the oath for the fourth time. there was a flubbed one four years ago, a redo the next day. today's official oath required by the constitution to be done before noon on january 20th and the ceremonial one tom
john roberts. ed, this time went off without a hitch. >> reporter: four years a little bit of a hiccup when roberts couldn't quite remember the oath. he had tried to memorize it. this time he brought note cards. he got it right. the president was teased by one of his daughters about him getting it right, as well. this as you say was history. 16th president to win election to two consecutive terms and be sworn in. now, they have all the ceremonial swearings tomorrow. this more intimate friend in the blue room, family and close friends. amid all the constitutional moments there was also a light family moment where a dad got to talk to his daughter, take a listen. >> thank you sir. [ applause ] >> i did it. all right. thank you everybody. >> reporter: i did it, he said and sasha said you didn't mess up. vice president biden got to try this out first very early this morning. reason why it was so early is that just sotomayor had to get on to a train to go to new york city to sign her books. she was trying to get to barnes & noble this afternoon in new york city. >> gregg: you got to plug th
in in the white house blue room by chief justice john roberts. msnbc will bring special live coverage of the moment. normally, for a reelected president, it is the time to begin thinking of a legacy. having to run for re-election, the president is free to pursue the agenda that will enshrine him. among america's greats were abe lincoln and thomas jefferson. for this u.s. president, the first african-american ever elected to the office, the historical legacy has already been written before he officially began his first term. four years ago, president barack obama welcomed the weight of that legacy casting himself as a blank canvas to project our lofty hopes for change and great expectations for the nation. the first item on his agenda, that bright legacy and suggested those hopes were well placed. president obama tried and succeeded where previous democratic presidents tried and failed. he enacted legislation that provided universal health care for all americans. four years after the first inauguration our lofty hopes for what was possible have been dragged back down to earth by the co
sworn in in an intimate setting at the white house in the blue room. chief justice john roberts will be doing the honors. sonya society mior did it for vice president biden. all this before the huge public parties and ceremonies that are part of the presidential inauguration. [taps playing] ♪. >> again, a very poignant and moving ceremony there at the arlington national cemetery as these two leaders prepare for their second term. let's turn now to our first look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi there, carolyn. good morning to you. hi, everyone. talking about chilly temperatures once again. the 11th consecutive morning we do have freezing temperatures. a live look from our emeryville camera. we do have clear skies. the numbers range from about 30 degrees in the livermore valley and santa rosa to the low 50s half moon bay. 46 downtown. 35 in redwood city with 36 around san jose and los gatos this morning. the numbers will be chilly once again with the clear areas and a little bit of fog perhaps around santa rosa. four mile visibility there with mid-60s tod
will receive the official swearing in from chief justice john roberts. he will be at the white house in the blue room. the president's family will be there with some members of the staff. it will be televised and. tomorrow, the ceremonial swearing in where thousands will be watching it on the washington mall. reporting live, randall pinkston, back to you. >> yeah, expecting thousands to be here. how difficult it is for the ordinary citizen to get a good spot to watch the ceremony? >> reporter: well, probably impossible now. here's why. >> yeah. >> reporter: it's a little late. the tickets were given to members of congress, i think about 200,000, or a whole bunch were handed out. and they have been given to constituents and people who ask for them. they are gone. and now you're saying, maybe some office buildings, well monday is a holiday. and office billings will be closed off, except for those who have access to them. that's not to say you can't get here. beginning at 6:00 a.m., they'll open up access to the national mall. if you get in line
justice. >> only a few people able to witness the brief ceremony administered by john roberts. vice president joe biden sworn in for a sernlgd term in office today. the ceremony took place this morning at the nave a.m. observatory, which is the vice president's official residence. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> and i will well and faithfully discharge. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you, your honor. [ applause ] >> the vice president will take the oath again tomorrow in a public ceremony. and shortly before vice president biden was sworn into office, he and president obama honored our nation's fallen soldiers at arlington national cemetery, they laid a large wreath at the tomb of the unknown of. let's get to what is happenin
the event as chief justice john roberts administers the owe. you may recall the president took the oath twice in 2009 when the chief justice flubbed the oath. i hate to say that but he flubbed the oath at the public swearing-in. >> all that is being saved for tomorrow for the public swearing-in. they began their whirlwind weekend on saturday helping to spruce up an elementary school. it was part of the national day of service. >> last night it is wa party time when first lady,my will show obama, and daughters, sasha and malia, hosted an event for military families and their kids. usher and katy perry were among the performers >>> we have other events to cover as well. including a bloody end to the hostage crisis and stunning video from bulgaria. a man pulling a gun on a political leader. no shots were fired. >>> the second inauguration of barack obama. he came here four years ago amid high hopes and great expectations. the second time around, there will definitely be a different feel to this year's inauguration. >> i, barack obama, solemnly swear -- >> when he first took office, he carr
. >>> the inauguration ceremony officiated by chief justice john roberts. president obama will be surrounded by family, friends and staff, placing his hands on the robertson family bible, which was a gift family. >>> first up, vice president joe biden. you're looking at a live picture of the naval observatory, where they are getting ready for the ceremony. he will be sworn in during a private ceremony in just a few minutes. supreme court justice sonia sotomayer was chosen. mr. biden will take the oath using a family bible. >>> then of course tomorrow is the public inauguration. this is where crews are putting final touches on the national mall. 800,000 people are expected to attend when the president takes the oath at noon tomorrow. the parade, of course, will follow. then tomorrow's ceremony after that, as well, as we said. saturday turned out to be a great day to take in the festivities. but what about tomorrow? >> lot of pressure on the weather department when it comes to this weekend. let's take a look at the maps and start off with satellite radar composite. not much
will be worn in, in two hours at the white house by supreme court justice john roberts. coming up next hour, we will be hearing from barbara boxer and ellen corbett to find out what they would like to see next happen in the next term of president obama. reporting from washington d.c., i am tori campbell, ktvu. >>> can you briefly touch on the energy out there compared to four years ago? >> well, i wasn't here four years ago and i was talking to people that were. they said still a lot of buzz and he can sitement. that is pretty typical for a second term. it is still expected to be 600, 800,000 people here. a fourth or third of four years ago. >> and it is better, the weather, than four years ago. so we are not complaining. >>> we will check back with you a little bit later on in "mornings on 2". >>> just about an hour ago, president obama and vice-president joe biden attended a wreath layinging at the cemetery -- a we will laying at the cemetery. >>> high surf advisory is in effect at bay area beaches. it will continue through this afternoon. swells between seven and 10 feet are expected. some w
the chief justice, which seemed to throw chief justice john roberts off and he threw in faithfully, the word in the oath, but in the wrong place and that's why it was redone as the white house said out of an abundance of caution at the white house. i think they'll be on the same page this time. >> that was kind of interesting to watch because we were all waiting to see what was going to happen next. let's move on to cnn's jim acosta who is at the parade staging area and he's going to have one of the great inaugural broadcast locations during monday's festivities. he's going to be on a flat bed truck in the parade just right ahead of the president's limousine. imagine that. jim, tell us what's going on where you are this morning as they all prepare for the big parade. >> yeah, i hate to brag, gloria, but i'm going to have the best view in town. just in front of the president's motorcade and just in case the people aren't aware of how this works. the president is sworn in and he has lunch and exits the capitol and gets in his motorcade and following him is this huge symphony of sights and soun
in a private white house ceremony. fox's john roberts is live at the west front of the capitol building, that's where tomorrow's inauguration will take place. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. 11:55 the president will say the 37 words of the oath of office and hopefully correctly this time. a short ceremony as we saw with the vice-president. a big show at the west front of capitol tomorrow on the inauguration platform. the second time around is always different for a president and this will be no different. back in 2009, there really was a watershed moment in american history and this one will be shall we say, more town to earth. and half the number of people expected than in '09 and 6 to 800,000, taking place at a part of toxic partisanship on capitol hill, but the inauguration of chairman chuck schumer believes that things are going to be get better in america and told me yesterday he thinks that big changes are ahead. here is what he said. >> a large partisan difference, it's not just in conference. the american people are more partisan than there used to be, but i th
in for a second term as president of the united states by chief justice john roberts. this is the official swearing-in on january 20th as mandated by the constitution. and because that date falls on a sunday this year, the ceremonial public swearing-in will take place tomorrow on the steps of the u.s. capitol followed by the inaugural luncheon and then the parade down pennsylvania avenue. earlier this morning vice president joe biden was sworn in for his second term. justice sonia sotomayor officiated at the naval observatory. following that the president and vice president took part in the traditional wreath-laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery at the tomb of the unknowns. in a few moments, as he recites the 35-word presidential oath, the president will place his hand on the robinson family bible, that's his wife's family, and michelle obama and their children, sasha and malia will be at his side. to david gregory, monday's fights will be the same as friday's fights. but does he deposit for political capital here today? >> i think he does. he's very confident, a second-term pres
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